In what is almost certainly the healthiest video of 2020 so far, Destiny Fallout Plays content creator and his friend Ryan helped bring a 9-year-old boy to the maximum range in Destiny 2The multiplayer competitive playlist.
The almost 20-minute video is primarily a game, where Fallout and Ryan have a lovely conversation with CJ, Destiny's lover boy. There are highlights of CJ making clutch plays, as well as the kind of nonsense you would expect to hear from a child for several hours.
After working with Fallout Plays before in our random launch weapon guide, we send you some questions about the experience with CJ.
Fallout told Polygon that meeting CJ was a complete accident. Fallout and his friends regularly do competitive hauling, where viewers of the Fallout Twitch broadcast put their names in a raffle. If they win, Fallout and his friends invite the player to their group and help them sort their Destiny account during some games. But with CJ, Fallout said he and Ryan knew immediately that they would take this child to Legend.
The experience was challenging, but not in the way one might expect, Fallout said:
The hardest part? I was honestly avoiding accidentally cursing here and there in front of such a nice child. I was worried when I first learned that we were going to play with someone so young, sometimes younger guardians may be a little scattered or inexperienced, but CJ was great. There were some games where he ended up at the top of the leaderboard, and every time my partner and I gave him load or strategic suggestions, I was happy to please him.
Fallout told us that the whole experience with CJ took about six hours. When we asked him why he did it in the first place, he mentioned his love for the Destiny PvP and wanted to help others achieve their goals. CJ was not planned; He was in the right chat at the right time.
But Fallout feels fortunate to have played with CJ:
I was surprised at how respectful and talented CJ was. Again, children can be a handbag. He was very polite, eager to discuss the game, have fun and learn. He was also pulling a ton of random weapons from the clear blue sky. A few times we saw him using the Leviathan Breath: an exotic power weapon bow / arrow combo that very few people use in PvP, much less the most competitive playlist … but he did it! He felt comfortable switching between shots, shotguns, almost anything.
Fallout's favorite part of the experience is also the most adorable. At the end of the video, after they took CJ to Legend, Fallout and Ryan took a moment to talk to CJ's father, who had been watching his son play and occasionally laugh in the background.
The serpentine and the father took turns to thank and congratulate each other. CJ's father was understandably grateful that a well-known streamer would take the time to play with his son, talk to him as a real person and help him reach his goals. And Fallout congratulated the father for raising such a great and respectful child.
According to Fallout, it was "a really nice way to end a broadcast day."